Posts Tagged 'assistive technology'

All You Need to Know About Epilepsy and Seizure

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You may be hearing about Epilepsy and Seizures. In this blog I will throw light on how these two terms are related to each other and what is to be done to get rid of it. First of all let’s discuss about Seizures.

Posted by Sachi Dave Nov 10, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Essential advice for creating a disability friendly home

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While a person with a disability may find life difficult when looking for a neighborhood that is accessible to their specific health condition, an individual can first start to simply their life by rethinking the way they design their home. A disability friendly home is the next best step for a person with a disability to continue on leading an independent lifestyle.

Posted by Luke Sprocket Oct 21, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

How Kinect Can Help People with Hearing Impairments & Stroke Recovery

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In November, 2010, the first generation of Kinect hit the markets. The Kinect is a type of motion sensing device created by Microsoft, for use in game systems like the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The innovative Kinect system allows people to control the game without the use of a traditional game controller. Sales of the Kinect were brisk, with around 24 million units being sold by February, 2013. Parents and gaming fans flocked to retailers like Walmart to purchase an Xbox, one that would support the new Kinect technology.

Posted by Gizelle Lachey Oct 01, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Family Fitness for people with a disability

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When a family member has a disability, the need for medical support is met within the medical community through individual practitioners as well as the medical team. Therapeutic treatment is an ongoing process whether the person with a disability is experiencing a life-long condition or has suffered an injury or illness from which there is hope of partial or even full recovery. Please seek to find programs and organizations that can advocate for emotional support by accessing an online community of individuals and families who share the experience of a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Posted by Shelly Duell Sep 30, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Five reasons you need antimicrobial membrane keypads for medical devices

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Like many other types of machines, medical devices often come equipped with keypads so that the data required for their operations may be entered into them. For instance, keypads attached to hospital beds can be used to maneuver them and to weigh patients. There are several types of keypads and nowhere is the choice more important than in the field of medicine. Membrane keypads – the kind that have their keys embedded into the surface – are the absolute best kind for the purpose; five reasons for this will be outlined below.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Aug 29, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

8 Habits of Happy People

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Happiness doesn’t happen by chance. Instead, happy people maintain a series of habits that help promote their positive moods. Do you want to lead a happier life? Work on these eight habits to make it happen.

Posted by Bency George Jul 09, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Golf Anybody

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A physical disability refers to a limitation on a person’s physical functioning. These disabilities can cause a person to have many obstacles throughout a single day. Many people who have physical disabilities such as paraplegia believe that physical activity and recreational sports are not possible. This is where people are wrong.

Posted by Zachary Hughes Jun 26, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Journey & Destination

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I take exception to the quote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” My suggested change is: life is a journey AND a destination. While I agree that we never completely arrive, it also seems that along the journey, we do seek out and hopefully enjoy destinations.

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Jun 12, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The benefit of Smartphones

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As there are billions of smart-devices utilizing touch screens within the world today, Individuals with disabilities could be deprived from enjoying the convenience of such technology. For some, the mere ability to touch and swipe the display may be a daunting task at best. Thanks to Obed Ben Dov whom graduated from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, those challenges may be overcome due to his vision of Sesame Enable technology. Those unable to utilize smartphones and tablets because of physical constraints may soon be able to enjoy those products.

Posted by Ken Myers May 28, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Eye Tracking Technology: How Far Will it Go?

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Eye tracking technology is advancing at a rapid pace. From the first implementations of facial recognition to unlocking laptops, the use of the eyes as a medium for input is continuing to develop. Some smartphones are able to scroll through various screens by detecting the motions of the eye itself, but what else can be accomplished based on this technology? As the capabilities for eye tracking increase, what can those with physical disabilities anticipate with this development?

Posted by Ken Myers Apr 24, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments